PCBC 2014 is proud to announce that Benjamin Zander of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra will be a keynote speaker. Zander will be speaking about The Art of Possibility on June 25 beginning at 8:15am.
Zander is the acclaimed conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. In a symphony, as in business, one person can’t do it all. Zander’s genius is his ability to elevate the performance of people and organizations beyond what they thought possible. “The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound,” Zander says. “He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.” Zander is one of the most well-known conductors of his time, and is currently recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies for Telarc alongside London’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and these recordings have already been received with extraordinary critical acclaim and several awards. In fact, their latest recording of Bruckner’s 5th Symphony was nominated for a 2010 Grammy, and has received critical acclaim.
For the past 28 years, Zander was the Artistic Director of the joint program between New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School and The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. Now, Mr. Zander is one of the most sought after speakers in the world, and his talks apply to far more than just music. He gave the opening Keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2002 he was awarded the “Caring Citizen of the Humanities” Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations.
His partner, Rosamund Zander, and he have collaborated on a best-selling book, “The Art of Possibility” which has been translated into fifteen languages. The whole PCBC team is excited to welcome Zander to the conference. We can tell he’ll have some great things to share with us, and you won’t have to be a musician to appreciate his leadership abilities.
This speaking event is open to all registered attendees and exhibitors, and should last from 8:15am – 9:30am on Wednesday June 25.